- Jan 28, 2006
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I always wondered why it's called a "buy-back" when we didn't buy our guns from the government in the first place.CO gun control law backfires; Gun "buyback" cancelled due to "universal" background checks.
Submitted by cbaus on August 26, 2013 - 3:00pm. National Politics Guns in the News Gun Grabbers
by Chad D. Baus
KOAA (NBC Colorado Springs) reported recently that anti-gun rights organizers have had to cancel a so-called gun "buyback" at the request of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who says Colorado's new gun laws would make it nearly impossible to comply.
Pelle says a strict law that went into effect July 1 requires buyers to go to a licensed firearms dealer and undergo a background check.
The computer systems are not portable and could not be used at the sheriff's compound where the buyback was planned next month
The Boulder Daily Camera reports the group would have to find a licensed firearms dealer to hold the event and then pay the dealer for each transaction, which would be too expensive and too difficult. Together Colorado -- a group that bills itself as a nonpartisan multi-faith organization -- had planned the event.
In an e-mail announcing the cancellation, Sheila Dierks said: "Sheriff Pelle has stood strong for this event, has done tremendous work to make it happen and he is as disappointed as we are."